HI folks. Firstly I'd like to say it's been a delight to read these forums. Whether through moderation or just a good helpful community, the threads I have read have been free from the flame wars and trolling that make other forums such an effort to read. I was wondering, when learning to ride, what would be the most common situations that would cause one to drop their bike? I'll give some background to myself. I've never properly ridden a motorbike - only a moped and a Yamaha FZR or YZ something that was a liter or so in displacement around a block - I don't count that at all as it was one of the most terrifying experiences I've had. I've been mountain biking for the last year or so - done some commuting with the mountain bike in all conditions - on road in rush hour traffic as well. Driven a performance turbocharged car (mid 13 second quarter mile times) for the last 7 years. A few outings to Wakefield Park, a couple of blasts with other hi-po cars through the Royal National Park, Macquarie Pass => Kangaroo Valley => Nowra, Bells Line of Road to Bathurst, Putty Road to Singleton and Old Pacific Highway. Can double-declutch without thinking about it and used to be able to drift easily (haven't tried in about two years). I'm 30 years old, so I can go for the mature age license acquisition process, and I'm thinking that after I get my Ls, I'd like to buy one bike (Aprilia Pegaso Strada or Ducati Multistrada 620 are the ones I'm eying) and be done with it. Idea tantamount to disaster or could I maybe be ok? Sorry for long-winded post, just wanted to setup how different my situation is to perhaps the more typical learner / new rider.